In the early 1960s, you could walk into Macy’s and, for less than $12,000, purchase a beach house in Montauk containing everything from furniture to color-coordinated toothbrushes in the bathroom.
About 200 of these turnkey Leisurama homes were built there; many have been updated and made into year-round residences.
This one-bedroom, one-bath home is a rare find — much of its original design has remained intact, including an original carport and paneling throughout.
Listed for $575,000, “the home has been meticulously maintained — it would be nice to find a homeowner who can appreciate the home’s history,” says listing agent Roberta Hunt of Keller Williams Realty.
Hunt says the few changes that have been made to the home, include the removal of the original Murphy bed and the addition of central air-conditioning, a backyard deck and a fireplace in the living room. A deck on top of the carport, most likely another update, “is ideal for sunbathing or stargazing,” Hunt says.
The home is on a 75-by-100 square-foot lot only a short walk from the community’s private beach on the Long Island Sound.